The Woodlands boys win, girls lose; Oak Ridge falls
SPRING, Texas – The Woodlands High School boys’ basketball team used a 17-8 run after halftime to break open a close bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Spring Dekaney High School. The No. 20 state-ranked Highlanders defeated Spring 64-49 to open the 2011 playoffs.
It was the 23rd consecutive victory for the 30-3 Highlanders, who will advance to face Round Rock McNeil, 66-53 winners over Austin Akins Tuesday. McNeil finished third in District 16-5A.
The area round playoff match will take place 8 p.m. Friday at A&M Consolidated High School.
Wes Cole poured in 28 points to lead the Highlanders to victory Tuesday. The Woodlands led just 16-14 at the quarter and 27-26 at halftime before the third-quarter run.
Brandon Caporale scored nine points but left the game late with an injured thumb. Jayme Taylor and Joey Trinkle contributed eight points each.
The Woodlands will be without the services of senior guard Jordan Alpha for the rest of the season. Alpha broke his foot in practice Thursday.
Lady Highlanders fall
The Woodlands High School girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 19 in the state, fell 62-47 to No. 10 Pflugerville Tuesday in a Region II-5A quarterfinals playoff game played at A&M Consolidated High School.
The 26-6 District 14-5A champion Lady Highlanders fell behind early and never recovered, trailing 12-5 after one quarter and 27-20 at halftime before chasing a 42-32 deficit into the fourth quarter.
Paige Bradley led The Woodlands with 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Anna Strickland and Sarah Seefeldt scored eight points each.
War Eagles bow
The Oak Ridge High School boys’ basketball team dropped a 66-52 bi-district playoff game to Klein Forest Tuesday night in Tomball.
The War Eagles (19-12) fell victim to a 31-9 second-quarter explosion by the District 13-5A runner-up Golden Eagles.
Terrell Lawrence pumped in 27 points to lead Oak Ridge while D’Marcus Fitch added 11 points.